Rick Simonson, CFO of global distribution operator Sabre,will retire by the end of the year. He will step down as CFO when the companynames a successor and remain as an advisor until he leaves the company. CEOSean Menke credited Simonson with leading Sabre's IPO, divesting noncorebusinesses and helping to build a new leadership team. He's been CFO for fiveyears. He previously worked for Rearden Commerce—now Deem—Nokia and Bank ofAmerica.
After 30 years in the travel agency world and three yearshelping build GoldSpring Consulting, Colleen Black retired Jan. 1 to work on afamily business, Light Bulbs Etc., and to spend time with family.Black joined Thomas Cook in 1985, Rosenbluth in 1990 andBusiness Travel International in 1996. BTI merged with World Travel Partners,which eventually merged with other travel management companies to become BCDTravel, where she was VP of global sales.
To start: a primer on the interplay among globaldistribution systems, airlines and travel management companies. TMCs, on whichmany corporate travel programs rely, use GDS infrastructure to shop for andbook airline tickets. The GDSs, in turn, offer financial incentives to travelagencies for booking through their channels. The GDS operators also chargeairlines for each transaction the GDSs facilitate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".